SEAL OF APPROVAL (NAP) won the Group 1 Champion Fillies And Mares at Ascot in October having clipped heels and fallen in this race before that when chasing the eventual winner. She showed signs of returning to her best when third in the Geoffrey Feer last time and gets the nod. Venus De Milo ran no sort of race in a first-time hood in the Yorkshire Oaks and the headgear is removed for this. Moment In Time ran well in the American St Leger at Arlington last time and a blanket could have been thrown over her, the winner Silk Sari and Cascading at Newbury previously. Criteria has claims on her third in the Ribblesdale and Arabian Comet went close over today's trip in the Lillie Langtry at Goodwood last time. Energia Fox also ran well on her first start for Marco Botti and we may not have seen the best of her yet.
Dark Crusader (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, switched outside over 10f out, pushed along over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 12l behind Queen Of Ice (8-11) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Debdebdeb 11-2 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Nautilus (9-11) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Moment In Time (IRE) 18-1 (8-2) Rail,stdy 5/16,4w 3/16, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind The Pizza Man (8-11) at Arlington(USA) 1m 5f Listed stks (1) fm in Aug.
Seal Of Approval 6-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, last pair dropped to rear 10f out, headway on wide outside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on strongly inside final furlong, snatched 3rd post, not reach leading pair, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Seismos (9-4) at Newbury 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Silk Sari 9-4fav (9-4) Held up in 6th, steady headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong and hung left, held on, won at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug beating Moment In Time (9-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Sohar 16-1 (9-4) Held up and behind, steady headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 19, 5l behind Domination (9-7) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Venus de Milo (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, close up 3f out, soon ridden and lost place, well beaten final 2f, eased, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Tapestry (8-11) at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Energia Fox (BRZ) 20-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Glorious Protector (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Arabian Comet (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, edged left and ran on, went 2nd towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 10, ns behind Queen Of Ice (8-11) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Cascading 33-1 (8-7) Led, ridden aover 1f out, battled on well until headed entering final furlong, carried left 100 yards out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Silk Sari (9-4) at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Criteria (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Zarshana (8-10) at Deauville(FR) 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.
Groovejet 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway towards inside under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Missunited (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jul.
Island Remede 66-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, pushed along and behind over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on leaders, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Queen Of Ice (8-11) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Melrose Abbey (IRE) 9-4 (8-5) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon driven to challenge, led over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun beating Seagull (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.